Max Raid Battles have shifted in Pokémon Sword and Shield for a limited time, allowing fans to get their hands on an elusive shiny Wailord.

From now until 19th July at 23:59 UTC, Max Raid Battles will feature more water-type Pokémon than usual. Players will come across the likes of Kingler, Mantine, Sharpedo, Jellicent, Pyukumuku and more, but it's the shiny Wailord that will draw the most attention.

As you may know, a shiny Pokémon is a special, very rare variant, often sporting a different colouring to the Pokémon's usual design. Serebii reports that shiny Wailord have a 2% chance of appearing in a Raid this weekend - regular Wailord will also appear, so keep trying if you're not having much luck.

Wailord's usual blue colouring. If you spot a purple Wailord, you've found a shiny!
Wailord's usual blue colouring. If you spot a purple Wailord, you've found a shiny!

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[source serebii.net]